In a Huffington Post opinion piece,Dartmouth’s Rebecca Biron writes about what she hopes to gain from her Internet use.
“I read news sources compulsively, maybe obsessively, in acknowledgment of the sheer amount of data available at my fingertips,” says Biron, a professor of Spanish, comparative literature, and Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean studies, and a Dartmouth Public Voices fellow. “My habit takes the form of information gathering, as if such gathering were the same thing as drawing the connections that make data meaningful. I nurse a vague intuition that doing this daily will eventually help me apprehend the big picture of our epoch.”
Read the full opinion piece, published 2/21/14 by The Huffington Post.